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Year One: Life at ASU — Kaitlyn's robotic creation


Adjusting the robot
April 06, 2016

For Kaitlyn DiLorenzo — one of five ASU freshmen we're following in periodic photo series "Year One: Life at ASU" — March was a time for total world domination. Well, at least, total domination in the robot ring.

In her Introduction to Engineering course, groups of four students created a robot that would battle it out with other robots in the ring. Teams were given identical Lego robotic kits with only the instruction that the robots be no longer or wider than a foot. The students had to program the robots' movements, to be controlled by keyboard.

DiLorenzo’s group designed their robot, named it John Cena after the professional wrestler and even designed their own fight song that would play when they won. Although they didn’t make it past their first bracket in the competition, they stayed afterward to fight their neighboring team, whom they had been trash-talking with as they built it.

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